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National Preservation Month

Help Write Tomorrow's History

Each May, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County joins with other cities, counties, and states as the nation celebrates National Preservation Month. This is an opportunity for us to show appreciation and gratitude for the places we cherish.

Our community is uniquely distinct for many reasons, but especially for its small-town charm that flourishes because our citizens fervently value and preserve the county’s rich historical and cultural assets. Countywide, this place we love has become a beacon for neighbors new and old to enjoy this Southern oasis called Williamson County.

Help us celebrate National Preservation Month with a gift to the Heritage Foundation. Please give today and know that your donation ensures that the history of Williamson County as told through our people, architecture, culture and green spaces will endure to reward future generations.

Celebrate National Preservation Month with Us!

Throughout May, there are a number of events and happenings that put the spotlight on the intrinsic value that historic preservation adds to our community. Join us.


  • May 1: Spring Picnic at Franklin Grove. A family fun outing with food, games, and fellowship on the grounds of this beautiful property. Hosted by our Next Gen young professional group. Co-presented by Williamson Inc. Young Professionals and African American Heritage Society Young Leaders.
  • May 2: Announcement of The History & Culture Center of Williamson County. A new mission-centric initiative by the Heritage Foundation, the creation of our 4th division. 
  • May 4-5: The Big Payback. A Middle Tennessee online giving celebration supporting many local nonprofits. During these 24 hours, you can elect to support the Heritage Foundation and The Franklin Theatre or give all month long on our website.
  • May 7: 5th Annual Preservation Symposium. Join us at the Williamson County Enrichment Center for “Perspectives in Preservation” as we delve into the practical and economic impacts of historic preservation on communities.
  • May 7: Preservation Awards. Winners of our annual celebration of preservation projects and individuals who made significant contributions within the field of historic preservation will be announced
  • May 7: Sites to Save. Our 2022 Sites to Save nominees will be revealed, identifying local historic places that are vulnerable to demolition, development, or neglect.
  • May 12: Warwick Lecture Series.  Dr. Tiffany Momon discusses “Black Craftspeople on the Tennessee Landscape.”
  • May 19: Practical Preservation Series. Nancy Williams, Executive Director of Tennessee's Main Street Program, addresses the “Hospitality and History of Main Streets of Tennessee.”
  • May 20: THE MAJESTIC movie at The Franklin Theatre. A “pay what you can” movie screening featuring a brief pre-show talk about the history of The Franklin Theatre (7:00 PM).
  • All Month Long: Social Profiles Campaign. Follow our “Write Tomorrow’s History: The Faces & Places Creating Williamson County’s Legacy” social media series highlighting personal stories from across the county.  

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.